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CERAWeek 2024: COP28 President, HE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, receives Leadership Award

by Madaline Dunn
Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber

Today, during the energy conference CERAWeek by S&P Global, HE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber was presented with the Leadership Award for his role in delivering the UAE Consensus at COP28.

HE Dr. Al Jaber, President of COP28, appeared virtually at the conference, held in Houston, Texas this week, receiving the award from Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of S&P Global and CERAWeek conference chair. 

Commenting on HE Dr. Al Jaber’s leadership at COP28, Yergin said:  “As COP28 President, he demonstrated tremendous leadership in building the UAE Consensus from 198 Parties to raise ambition to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and limit global warming to 1.5°C and to translate those goals into practical action. It is no exaggeration to say that he helped the global community chart pathways to a sustainable future.”. 

Further, Yergin highlighted the role of the UAE Consensus in outlining pathways for governments and industries to work together to achieve a “historic transformation” of the world’s energy systems.

Adding: “We take special satisfaction knowing that a year ago at CERAWeek, you launched a call to the energy industry, indeed to all industries, to tap their unmatched skills in innovation, technology, engineering, and in executing at scale.”

Receiving the award, HE Dr. Al Jaber said: “I am deeply honored to accept the CERAWeek Leadership Award for the UAE Consensus. In a world too often held back by conflict, the UAE Consensus brought nations together to take a giant step forward for climate progress. Countries set aside self-interest for the common goal of keeping 1.5°C within reach, and multilateralism overcame geopolitics to produce an unprecedented agreement to produce a fair, orderly and responsible energy transition. In short, COP28 was a success because of its full inclusivity. Everyone had a seat at the table, everyone was invited to contribute, and everyone did contribute.”

Speaking to industry leaders gathered at CERAWeek, Dr. Al Jaber noted that while the task at hand is “massive,” so is the opportunity. 

“The people in this room have the engineering know-how, the capability, the talent, the technology, and the resources to help address this challenge and create a pathway for decarbonized growth. The UAE Consensus provides the roadmap.”

CERAWeek 2024 runs until Friday, 22 March 2024, convening global energy industry leaders, experts, government officials and policymakers, as well as leaders from the technology, financial and industrial communities.

Bringing together over 7,000 delegates, key themes explored at the energy conference include:

  • Energy Markets 
  • Policy and Geopolitics
  • Company Strategies
  • Power Markets in Transition
  • New Supply Chains for Net Zero
  • Minerals and Metals
  • Climate and Sustainability
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Capital Transition

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